The Forum of Free Enterprise is a non-political organization founded in 1956 by A. D. Shroff, and has been established to educate public opinion in India on free enterprise and a democratic way of life. The Forum publishes booklets to further its objects. The following booklet titled ‘Planning at Cross Purposes’ is authored by S. Bhootalingam and published in 1970. The author talks about the delay in launching plans, its ineffective remedies, and the gap between planning and implementation. He points out the similarities and difference between Indian planning and planning of foreign countries. He suggests that the nature of planning in India should be consistent with democratic values. He highlights the maladies in Indian planning like classification of activities in water-tight compartments, lack of harmonization between objectives and means, confusion of means and objectives, divorce of planning from economic management, and acceptance of distinction between plan and non-plan. He advocates for removal of distinction between plan and non-plan, elimination of ineffective controls, reform in import control, and harmonization of objectives.